Or you could move a few inches to your right to block the sun, take one shot, and add the star in PS.
JanMatthys: Whos is the buzz-kill representing DPreview? is it barney? In the excitement meter that guy is in 3rd place behind "watching paint dry" and "watching grass grow"
I would like to see an AF-ON dedicated button, and a more conservative hair cut on Barney (ie one that you're not having to push back into place during filming).
A little on the macabre side. I hope that you intend on doing a few more of these with the Samsung NX1, working in sunny sky and portrait studio.
DaveE1: No one will ever guess that you bought them a camera when they see this wrapped under the Christmas tree. I've always correctly guessed the wrapped DVD, the CD and the tie.:D
LOL, too funny! Even after they unwrap it on Christmas day they won't know what it is. You could leave the camera under the tree unwrapped and then Christmas day give them an envelope telling them what it is.
Apparently will be used to film the next Legos sequel.
everett464: Dang - the hate is strong. Camera folks are weird.
It's all part of our creative process, no? We have to hate something first before we can find something we love about it. :D
Reminds me of the age of gold bling adorning the gray hairy chests of balding middle age men. Sooo two disco eras ago.Then again, I guess Nikon has to do it to get it out of their system and then hopefully move on. It's one for their memory book so-to-speak on their path to maturity.
Hey Olympus, enough already with the retro. Give us refined ergonomics regardless how ugly that might be, intuitive and easy to navigate menus, and a corner viewfinder to keep oily noses off the monitor. I know you're probably changing the battery again, (god forbid you let us swap between the M5), but at least make it big enough to last a reasonable amount of time.thanking you in advance.
b craw: You will rarely find groundbreaking work in a contest of this sort (or any contest really), but I am somewhat impressed at the latitude of work here. From the atmosphere of #1, reminiscent of early Pictorialism, to #7, its subverted depth and geometric abstraction, with postcard-worthy HDR/highly saturated landscape cliche in between. A bit of something for everyone, no?
Agree. And I find something uncanny about #7; the somewhat random brightness levels in the windows depict what the pixels would might look like at the cloud edges where they transition into the darker sky.
matt mikulla: My brother is a real estate agent. He was telling me that his board sent out a letter stating they can't use drone imagery for the marketing of homes. Or rather they can't use drone imagery within the MLS system.
Safety concerns aside, I wonder how much influence is coming from players with an investment to protect (the people already flying full size licensed helicopters for hire)
I can see these drones becoming delivery vehicles for drug dealers.
Prairie Pal: If all manufacturers put grips on every model that we thought needed it, then they effectively REDUCE our options to ONE. On the other hand, leaving enough real estate for third parties to design a grip increases our options to TWO; grip or no trip (or more depending how many different grip designs are spawned.Omitting a nicely designed grip may also be the makers' way of crippling the model in some way to avoid customers becoming so enamored with it that they refuse to budget up to the next camera level. The money is in the upsell.
""Either that, or create two models for every small small camera""Marty- What? And add a buck or two to production costs? That's insane. :D
The Howard Stern of photo-talk.
I've allowed this guy ample opportunities over the years to prove he's a worthy listen, but he's failed.
If you think you-tube "hits" and followers are indication of worthiness...well take a look at some of the "man-gets-hit-in-groin" view counts.
If all manufacturers put grips on every model that we thought needed it, then they effectively REDUCE our options to ONE. On the other hand, leaving enough real estate for third parties to design a grip increases our options to TWO; grip or no trip (or more depending how many different grip designs are spawned.Omitting a nicely designed grip may also be the makers' way of crippling the model in some way to avoid customers becoming so enamored with it that they refuse to budget up to the next camera level. The money is in the upsell.
3M VBH tape is very interesting stuff. Here is some interesting info from 3M's website...http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/764998O/iatd-product-info.pdf
U-oh, I sense another "Kelby Switcher-oo" happening soon.
l_d_allan: I don't have a sense of the relative darkness of 0.005 Lux. What is that in EV, if a conversion makes sense?
My impression is that the illumination from a full moon is a lot more than 0.005 Lux. Or not? Maybe a quarter moon in an otherwise dark environment with rural ambient light pollution?
Astronomers rate darkness with the Bortle Scale. Where would 0.005 Lux be on the Bortle Scale, and it applies?http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bortle_scale
Wikipedia is our friend :) 0.0001 lux Moonless, overcast night sky (starlight)
0.002 lux Moonless clear night sky with airglow
0.27–1.0 lux Full moon on a clear night
(I had to look it up) :)
Some day Sony may even detect brain activity in the .0025 Lux dim-wits who post ignorant comments about things they don't know.
Just bug fixes?? So Sad.
Ha, at first I read "Walmart"